Community Service

FEW’s community service activities enable FEW members to explore and utilize their skills for the benefit of others. We organize, support and facilitate community and charitable activities in Tokyo.

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FEW Community Service focuses on four key areas
1. Promotion of volunteering and community engagement programs.
2. Awareness raising of key issues both locally and internationally
3. Supporting and raising money for nonprofit organizations
4. Peer Mentorship

To help facilitate this work, FEW has been publishing a Community Services Directory since 1995 where those who are interested in volunteering in the Tokyo Area can find plenty of information. Its latest edition (PDF), published in 2011, contains more than 80 organizations that welcome volunteer help.

FEW’s Community Service Directory has information on organizations, but here we offer some volunteering tips for those of you just getting started. Also be sure to check out our Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer.


2017-2018 Community Service Features
FEW is pleased to feature one NPO, NGO or other charitable organization on a monthly basis to bring awareness to their respective causes, including volunteering opportunities and how you can get involved.

October – Run for the Cure
November – Second Harvest Japan
December – Place to Grow
January – Human Rights Now
February – Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Centre
March – Five Tokyo-Based Organizations That Fight For or Empower Women
April – TELL


Upcoming Volunteer or Fundraising Events in the Tokyo Area

Mirai no Mori – Summer Party

Let’s socialize and mingle with others at Mirai no Mori’s Summer Party in Hiroo. All proceeds will help children participate in their upcoming summer camp program.
When: Friday, June 29th, 18:00-20:00
Location: New Tomorrow Cafe in Hiroo
Price: 6,000 yen (early bird till June 18th) / 7,000 yen (after June 19th) per person
* Includes food, drinks, and a small donation
Dress Code: Casual
Registration deadline: Monday, June 25th
Mirai no Mori – The Final Ride for Knight in White Lycra (Donation Opportunity)
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Knights in White Lycra (KIWL), Tokyo’s amateur cycling team of both female and male cyclists will be riding their last 500 km to raise awareness of issues surrounding marginalized youth. The two-year partnership with KWIL has helped Mirai no Mori fund their Leader in Training (LIT) program, which helps high school-aged participants acquire knowledge and skills needed to be a successful in young adulthood and beyond. Their goal is 1 million yen and have currently raised almost 150,000 yen so far.

Mentoring Moments Dinner & Brunch Series

FEW Mentoring Moments Senpai Dinners and Brunches are part of a series exclusively for FEW members to ask questions to our FEW member experts regarding featured personal and professional topics. The event takes place every other month of the FEW year and provides FEW member mentors (“Senpai”) with the opportunity to share their knowledge or expertise in a given area with fellow members as a way of giving back to the community.


Upcoming Mentoring Moments Events
Finding Love in Japan – Sunday July 8
Are you frustrated with dating in Japan? Would you love to ask ladies who are currently in a cross-cultural relationship how they did it? Join us for our next Mentoring Moments Senpai Brunch, which will focus on dating and cross-cultural relationships in Japan. Three FEW member experts — Cher Mori, Gizem Sakamaki, and Bianca Himmelsbach — will share their own unique experiences, offer advice, and answer your burning questions. Full details here

For more information on FEW community service activities, please contact Tia Haygood at